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2016-2017 Graduate Academic Calendar 
2016-2017 Graduate Academic Calendar [ARCHIVED CALENDAR]

Using the calendar

Important notice and disclaimer

This calendar is intended to assist readers to understand the academic and administrative structure and policies and procedures of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), and to describe the academic programs. By the act of registration, each student becomes bound by the policies and regulations of UOIT, including the faculty in which the student is registered.

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the following:

  • General information, rules and regulations contained in the calendar.
  • Specific information, rules and regulations of the faculty or faculties in which they are registered or enrolled, or seek registration or enrolment.
  • Specific requirements of each degree sought.

It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that the courses he/she chooses are consistent with program requirements.

The information contained in this calendar including, but not limited to, faculty and program information web pages and all courses set out in UOIT’s course calendar is subject to change without notice. Nothing in UOIT’s calendar is a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying UOIT admission, graduation, course, program, and fee requirements, as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, independent governing bodies, accreditation bodies or any other bodies that may award designations concurrently with, after completion of, or as a result of a UOIT program and/or course. Students are responsible for verifying the scope of practice that may be permitted by any outside institutions, industry associations, independent governing bodies, accreditation bodies or any other bodies that may award designations. UOIT makes no representation, offer and/or warranty about career opportunities and suggests only possible opportunities that may be available upon completion of a program and/or course of study.

UOIT reserves the right to make changes in the information contained in the calendar without prior notice. Not every course listed in the calendar will necessarily be offered in any academic year. UOIT reserves the right to limit the number of students who enrol in any program or course. While reasonable efforts will be made to offer courses as required within programs, admission to a program does not guarantee admission to any given course.

UOIT disclaims all responsibility and liability for loss or damage suffered or incurred by any student or other individual, person or group as a result of delays in or termination of its services, courses or classes by reason of force majeure, public health emergencies, pandemic, fire, flood, riots, war, strikes, lockouts, damage to UOIT property, financial exigency or other events beyond the reasonable control of UOIT.

UOIT disclaims any and all liability to any student or any other individual, person or group for damages arising as a result of errors, interruptions or disruptions to operations or connected with its operations or its campuses, arising out of computer failure or non-compliance of its computing systems.

If you require an alternative format of this publication, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 905.721.8668 ext. 6209 or gradstudies@uoit.ca.

Protection of privacy

UOIT respects your privacy. Personal information that you provide to UOIT is collected under the authority of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Act (2002) (the UOIT Act). Personal information provided to UOIT and any other information placed into the student record will be collected, protected, used, disclosed and retained in compliance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (R.S.O. 1990, c. F.31).

Personal information is collected by the university for the purpose of administering admission, registration, academic programs, university-related student activities (including, without limitation, athletic, recreational, residence, library and alumni programs), activities of student societies, financial assistance and awards, graduation and university advancement, as well as for statistical and research purposes. Such information may also be shared with other educational institutions and partners involved in the delivery and accreditation of programs offered at, with, or through UOIT, including but not limited to joint degrees, programs, practicums, exchanges, placements, co-op positions and other learning opportunities. The university may also disclose personal information regarding registration, academic progress and graduation to professional bodies for the purpose of confirming eligibility for professional designations and/or licenses.

Personal information, including name and/or email address, may be used by the university or provided to external third-party agencies for the purpose of conducting surveys related to UOIT experiences (e.g., admission processes, student life, etc.) with the goal of improving the services provided by the university.

The UOIT Act requires that UOIT and Durham College enter into agreements to share services. UOIT may disclose your personal information to Durham College employees who are providing services to UOIT. Such information will be shared only to the extent required to provide the service.

The university is required to disclose personal information such as Ontario Education Numbers, student characteristics and educational outcomes to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities under s. 15 of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, F.S.O. 1990, Chapter M.19, as amended. The ministry collects this data for purposes such as planning, allocating and administering public funding to colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational and training institutions and to conduct research and analysis, including longitudinal studies and statistical activities conducted by or on behalf of the ministry for purposes that are related to post-secondary education and training. Further information on how the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities uses this personal information is available on the ministry’s website.

Further information on the collection and use of student-level, enrolment-related data can be obtained from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website at tcu.gov.on.ca or by writing to the Director, Post-secondary Finance Branch, Post-secondary Education Division, 7th Floor, Mowat Block, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2.

Disclosure of personal information to the Student Association

In addition to collecting personal information for its own purposes, the university collects specific and limited personal information on behalf of the Student Association (SA). The SA uses this information for the purpose of membership administration, elections, annual general meetings and its health plans. The university discloses personal information to the SA only for those purposes. Please direct any inquiries to the SA at 905.721.1609 or sa@dc-uoit.ca.

Questions regarding privacy and personal information

If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by the university, please contact the Chief Privacy Officer by sending an email to accessandprivacy@uoit.ca.

Notification of disclosure of personal information to Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada is the national statistical agency. As such, Statistics Canada carries out hundreds of surveys each year on a wide range of matters, including education.

It is essential to be able to follow students across time and institutions to understand, for example, the factors affecting enrolment demand at post-secondary institutions. The increased emphasis on accountability for public investment means that it is also important to understand outcomes. In order to conduct such studies, Statistics Canada asks all colleges and universities to provide data on students and graduates. Institutions collect and provide to Statistics Canada, student identification information (student’s name, student ID number, Social Insurance Number), student contact information (address and telephone number), student demographic characteristics, enrolment information, previous education and labour force activity.

The federal Statistics Act provides the legal authority for Statistics Canada to obtain access to personal information held by educational institutions. The information may be used for statistical purposes only, and the confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act prevent the information from being released in any way that would identify a student.

Students who do not wish to have their information used can ask Statistics Canada to remove their identifying information from the national database. On request by a student, Statistics Canada will delete an individual’s contact information (name, address or other personal identifiers) from the Post-secondary Student Information System (PSIS) database. To make such a request, please contact:

Via telephone:
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST/EDST
1.800.307.3382 or 1.613.951.7608

Via mail:
Institutional Surveys Section
Centre for Education Statistics
Statistics Canada, Main Building, SC 2100-K
Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6

Via email:

Further details on the use of this information can be obtained from the Statistics Canada website at statcan.gc.ca.